First Recipient of Aspiring Athlete Scholarship
Stephen Gibb, a junior member of Dundee City Aquatics, is being presented with a cheque for £295.50 which is the first instalment of the grant he has been awarded through the SportDundee Aspiring Athlete Scholarship Scheme.
The scheme was launched earlier this year to provide funding to athletes who have the potential to be selected for a national squad within the next 12 months according to their National Governing Body. Funding of up to £800 per athlete can be used to cover costs associated with travel & accommodation. additional training & competitions, physiotherapy, strength & conditioning and other development costs.
Stephen has used the funding to attend the Scottish Gas National Open Championships and the British Age Group Championships, giving him the opportunity to swim against athletes from across the UK.